Todd B. Bates, The Asbury Park Press NJ

Todd B. Bates

The Asbury Park Press NJ

North Brunswick Township, NJ, United States

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Past articles by Todd B.:

EnviroGuy after 30: farewell, happy trails

Today is my last day at the Asbury Park Press - my home away from home for 30 years - and the memories are myriad. → Read More

NJ police wages top NY pay by $16K

New Jersey patrol and sheriff's officers averaged $88,530 last year compared w, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates. California officers ranked second, averaging $87,520, followed by Alaska ($75,670), NewNew Jersey22,2005.741. → Read More

Brown plume in Barnegat Bay sparks criticism

The water turned brown in Barnegat Bay near a stormwater pumping station Saturday, triggering a renewed call for action → Read More

What will NJ winter be like? 10 observations

This winter may be warmer and wetter than normal in New Jersey, according to federal officials. → Read More

What will NJ winter be like? 10 observations

This winter may be warmer and wetter than normal in New Jersey, according to federal officials. → Read More

The $200,000 Officer

One Toms River police captain will be paid nearly $200,000 this year. That’s almost as much as New York City Police Commissioner William J. Bratton’s $214,400 salary. Add in pension and health benefits, and the grand total hits $237,700. When two other captains with the same package are included, Toms River taxpayers will pay $713,300 […] → Read More

The $200,000 Officer

New Jersey property taxes are on the rise to support highest-in-the-nation salaries and benefits for police officers. → Read More

NJ winter forecast: Milder but stormy?

Brutal Cold Won't Return to Northeast, Mid-Atlantic; Weak Lake-Effect Season in Store for Great Lakes After the winter of 2014-2015 brought brutal → Read More

Nor'easter season still expected to be busy

Look for a busy nor'easter season following days of strong northeast winds that damaged New Jersey beaches, experts say → Read More

Major tidal flooding forecast in many back bays

Major tidal flooding is expected in many of New Jersey's back bays this weekend → Read More

Forecasts: Hurricane Joaquin may threaten N.J.

Joaquin was upgraded to a hurricane Wednesday morning. → Read More

NJ region may see heavy rain, coastal flooding and beach erosion

Get ready for possibly several rounds of heavy rainfall, coastal flooding, heavy surf and significant beach erosion, according to the National → Read More

Coastal flood advisory in Monmouth, Ocean

Get ready for prolonged coastal flooding in New Jersey, thanks to a storm off the Southeast Coast, high pressure north of New Jersey and a full moon → Read More

East Coast flooding may get a lot worse, study says

East Coast flooding may get a lot worse as a result of sea-level rise and potentially stronger tropical cyclones → Read More

Busy 'strong' nor'easter season forecast

Forecast calls for 10-plus strong nor'easters, average to high storm surge activity but a low number of storms overall. → Read More

NJ drought lingers despite rain

The rain is certainly welcome, but New Jersey's dry spell isn't over, the state climatologist said today. “I think the take home here is this is welcome, but it’s not problem-solver,” he said. → Read More

New Jersey's drought is growing

New Jersey's drought is growing, with little rain on the horizon in the next week → Read More

Hurricane watch: Will Erika strike the East Coast?

Hurricane Danny dissolved, but Tropical Storm Erika may threaten the East Coast next week, according to forecasters. The Euro model shows a 50 percent chance of a tropical cyclone making landfall on the East Coast on Sept. 1 to 3, according to a tweet by Michael Ventrice, operations scientist at Weather Service International. But it's "way too soon" to say whether Erika will affect New Jersey,… → Read More

Hurricane watch: Tracking Danny and staying safe

Tropical Storm Danny is thousands of miles away from possibly affecting the U.S. or New Jersey. But the cyclone is expected to strengthen and could become a hurricane by Friday, according to the National Hurricane Center. And this is a storm to watch, state climatologist David A. Robinson told me on Monday. At 10 a.m. today, Danny was about 1,385 miles east of the Lesser Antilles. The storm,… → Read More

New Jersey's latest heat wave may challenge weather records

New Jersey's latest heat wave may challenge daily temperature records, according to the National Weather Service. Meanwhile, the National Hurricane Center says there’s a high chance a tropical cyclone will form soon. → Read More